A while back my hubby's parents came to visit us and our new little guy. They graciously gave us some meat from Costco that we normally wouldn't buy ourselves. (Well at least not on our College Student Budget we wouldn't! Trust me we love meat and would buy all kinds of meat all the time if we could! Give me about 7 more months and we will be officially out of our college student budget and you will be able to feast your eyes on even more delectable culinary masterpieces...I hope.) I have been having a lot of fun trying different things with the meat we have had. Tonight I decided it was time for some chops. I even bought applesauce just to celebrate our chop eating. Even though it will never be the same as my mama's homemade chunky applesauce with pork chops. YUM!
These chops were amazing without applesauce and delicious with. So if you don't have any applesauce never fear!
We had rice with these. I swear that my husband is the king of rice. We have a rice maker. I could put the rice in and the EXACT same ingredients he uses and the rice would rebel against me. Then he would come along doing the same thing I did and out comes rice goodness that could be served in a restaurant. I don't know how he does it...the rice whisperer.
All you need for these chops is some mustard, honey, pepper, and garlic powder. And Pork Chops of course. They are seriously easy peasy like a cake! (Once a girl I knew worked in a classroom with a teacher that was teaching spanish to the students but learning english. As you hopefully know by now the english language and our slang can be a little out there and hard to understand if you are learning it. I know first hand because I am a teacher and sometimes I would realize how crazy our language is as I try to explain silent letters and other nuances to my 7 year old second graders. Anyway back to the story she got confused one day and said "Easy Peasy Like a Cake!
Instead of piece of cake. It stuck as something we said a lot in my college classroom...
Here are the exact ingredients:
2 Pork Chops
1/4 cup mustard
1/4 cup overflowing with honey
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup water
Mix the first 4 ingredients in a bowl.
Heat your oil over medium heat in a frying pan for 2 minutes. Add your pork chops and cook for 1 minute on each side. Then put half of your sauce on top of the two chops. Cook still over medium for about 3 minutes flip over and put the other half of your sauce on top. Cook for another 3 minutes. Cook for 2 more minutes flipping one more time. Add water and turn temperature down to medium low. Let simmer for about 3 minutes. Now your chops should be done and ready to eat!
Tips from KJ:
You can use about 2 cloves of real garlic instead of garlic powder.
Experiment with different kinds of mustard! Use spicy mustard for an extra kick!